Advent Blog Day 16 – Stronger than time and distance

catching up with our dear friends from Canada
catching up with our dear friends from Canada

It was such a joy to spend time with Matt and Claire and their gorgeous kids Malachi and Elleke. They’re visiting Claire’s family in Sydney for six weeks .

They came along to church, then we had lunch together back at our little flat. It was such an encouragement to have them choose to spend their first Sunday here with us. Though it’s been over a year since we last saw them in Canada, they are the kind of people we can just pick up where we left off.

Malachi
Malachi

The passing of time between catch-ups is more noticeable since Claire and Matt had kids. Little Elleke was only five or six weeks old when we were visiting them – now she is a sweet little toddler. And though only three, Malachi seemed to remember us, and quietly listened to me read an entire Dr Seuss story and later had a great time driving the famous Birds in Branches toy cars all over our apartment.

I’m so thankful for the blessing of this friendship that stands the test of time and distance.

 

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